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How to use Huawei E 173 modem in newer Puppies?
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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 03:16    Post subject:  How to use Huawei E 173 modem in newer Puppies?  

Hi Users,

did anyone ever solve the Problem, how a Huawei E 173 gprs modem can work with the 6.0 and above Puppies, with the newer network connection programs?

I think it was RSH, who had a personal solution, can he post or upload that somewhere?

The modem has siblings which don't work either.

I could use any Puppy which works on older hardware, but has newer browsers, that's why I sooner or later will need it.

I tried a few Puppies, but the modem is either not recognized or doesn't connect.
I tried Manna 6.4.3 and Music2go lately.

I put some updates into them, connect-updates, frisbee 1.4.8, network-connect-update 2018, network wizard 2017, pgprs 2.02, simple network 2018.
CDC Ether driver doesn't work.

Does anyone have any solution?

Thank you.

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zagreb999

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 03:48    Post subject:  

REGARDS

TAKE PUPJIBARO SYNAPTIC 642,
INSTALL IT , INSERT MOBILE STICK,
WAIT SHORT...
IT MUST WORK...
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 04:23    Post subject:  

See this thread: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=960801#960801

Tested and working on Slacko-6.3.2 and Tahr-6.0.5

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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 04:56    Post subject:  

Thanks, I will try it and report when I'm done.

Other suggestions are still welcome, of course.
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2018, 07:55    Post subject:  

Hi, Bernhardiner. And to the 'kennels'.

My advice.....seriously? Ditch the whole idea of broadband dongles. I have had 'em working before now, but they're a complete PITA most of the time.....and there is a much simpler solution. It entails a bit more initial outlay, but it's then available for a lot more uses, too...

Get yourself a 'mobile hotspot'. These things are essentially a mobile phone, but without the phone 'stuff'. They comprise a SIM card, battery, all that stuff.....and a wifi transmitter. Any wifi adapter that's compatible with Puppy (whether built-in, or external USB/PCMCIA) will connect to them. They just work.

They're also easier to set-up, too, since you simply use the built-in network tools to configure them. Dougal's Network Wizard would be best, since the options are more comprehensive.....and once set-up properly, it'll auto-connect on each subsequent boot (just remember to turn the 'hotspot' on before booting).

Just my tuppence-worth. Smile


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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2018, 10:45    Post subject:  

You can try also this with the current usb-modeswitch. Open a new file with geany and paste the following content:

Code:
########################################################
# Huawei E173 (Viettel 3G)

TargetVendor=  0x12d1
TargetProduct= 0x14a8

DefaultVendor= 0x12d1
DefaultProduct=0x14b5

MessageContent="55534243123456780000000000000011062000000100000000000000000000"


Save as huawei.conf in /etc. Then open a console and run:

Code:
usb_modeswitch -c /etc/huawei.conf


Then try to connect using pgprs-2.02.
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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 17:19    Post subject:  

Hi all,

I tried the suggestion of watchdog in Music2go, and the terminal said:

"Look for target devices ...
No devices in target mode or class found
Look for default devices ...
No devices in default mode found. Nothing to do. Bye!"

The modem was obviously not recognized.

(Sorry, I just saw the personal message from watchdog, I will try it again.)



@Mike Walsh: The usage of such mobile modems can have certain advantages, it depends where our priorities are.
One disadvantage is the high speed data limit, and now I have to wait or get a different connection to download the pupjibaro and the mobile partner file mentioned above. Wink

There is actually another Huawei modem that works, but that has a sim lock which has to be cracked, and it makes a connection to Huawei servers even without a sim card inserted, it has a huge data flow to that server which I find suspicious. Everything one does with that modem goes over Huawei, I guess.

Greetings
Bernhardiner
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ITSMERSH


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 18:03    Post subject:  

@Bernhardiner

Hi.

Newer Puppies have a faulty usb-modeswitch installed by default.

Attached is a package for Slacko, though I'd tested it in other Puppies and it seems to work. Probably you would need libpipline (which they placed unfortunately into the devx).

If you tell me your Puppy version, I could download libpipeline (if necessary) and attach it here.

Btw: it's me RSH
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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 19:00    Post subject:  

Hi RSH,

I can try Manna OS 6.4.3 and Music2Go Artful immediately,
But it's possible to use others, if necessary.
Manna seems to be Slacko..
Thank you for the PET.

(How can I upload attachments? It says, allowed are 0 bytes. Or do images work anyway?)

Greetings,
Bernhardiner
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 19:28    Post subject:  

I think there's a limit of 256kb for attachments. There is a button 'Add Attachment' to do so. You'll need to browse and choose a file first, of course.
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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul 2018, 07:38    Post subject:  

Hi all,

do I have to use the usb-modeswitch-pet by RSH without the huawei.conf from watchdog or both together?

(Right now I can't download the files by watchdog, google drive doesn't work with the browsers or slow internet connection.)


In Toutou Slaxen 6.0 the modem is recognized with cdc ether driver, but it makes no connection.
In pupdial it says "no carrier", in frisbee or pgprs connect it says "Exit status 1".
I tried the usb-modeswitch-pet by RSH in Toutou Slaxen 6.0 as well.
At least, Toutou is eager to do it.

I tested it in Manna 6.4.3 and Music2go Artful, and the modem was still not recognized. I put all the updates I have got into it, too.

Maybe the libpipeline mentioned by RSH is needed.

Regards,
Bernhardiner
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul 2018, 08:02    Post subject:  

Bernhardiner wrote:

do I have to use the usb-modeswitch-pet by RSH without the huawei.conf from watchdog or both together?


Use usb-modeswitch by RSH without my huawei.conf. I have the suspect that your modem is not exactly the Huawei E173 reported in usb-modeswitch-data.



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Maybe the libpipeline mentioned by RSH is needed.


Try to load the devx.sfs of your puppy by sfs-load-on-the-fly.
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Bernhardiner


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul 2018, 08:24    Post subject:  

Where do I find devx.sfs?
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ITSMERSH


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jul 2018, 09:00    Post subject:  

Usually you can download the devx from same location from where you had downloaded the Puppy.

I have created a Studio2Go from Music2Go which has all the stuff installed. Attached is that libpipeline. Just install into Music2Go along with the usb-modeswitch package. Should work then.

Just wait a few seconds after plugging in the gprs usb modem. and use pgprs-setup to connect to the web.
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jul 2018, 23:36    Post subject:  

Any success with that?
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